Celebrating Halloween in the mid-Atlantic

Position as of this writing: 49° 28.66’ N, 38° 24.18’ W

Speed: 16 knots

Wind: 15 knots / Seas: 1 to 4 feet

Distance Sailed from New York: 1649 Nautical Miles

The sun is out, the seas are calm, and Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 [...]

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A Tuesday to Remember aboard Queen Mary 2

Position as of this writing: 47° 20.80’  N, 49° 01.61’ W

Speed: 23.4 knots

Wind: 25 knots / Seas 4 to 7.5 feet

Distance Sailed from New York: 1206.6 Nautical Miles

This morning, I awoke to another wonderful day aboard Cunard Line’s [...]

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Wind, Waves and the Wonderful Queen Mary 2

Position as of this writing: 43° 55.11’ N, 061° 35.64’ W

Speed: 23.4 knots

Wind: 30 knots / Seas 7.5 to 12 feet

Distance Sailed from New York: 627 Nautical Miles

When I woke up this morning, I was disappointed to feel that [...]

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Embarking the Magnificent Queen Mary 2 and Setting Sail

Sandy is coming – and she’s angry.

With Hurricane Sandy churning south of us, my transatlantic voyage aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is just barely going to squeak out of New York’s historic harbour today.  Tonight at 6pm, the Port Authority of New York is [...]

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One Night in the Big Apple

I love New York.

The first time I came here, five years ago, I hated it.  Couldn’t stand the crowds, didn’t like the incessant commercialization, and I felt like I was going to go broke after about fifteen minutes.

This is my fourth time in New York City, and [...]

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The journey I’m about to embark on is legendary. An epic crossing that will take me across 3,150 nautical miles of open ocean from New York to Southampton, England aboard the only purpose-built modern-day ocean liner: Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.

The greatest thing about this voyage, in my opinion: not a single port [...]

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If you like to plan your cruises well in advance, big ship luxury line Crystal Cruises is offering a stunning itinerary filled with history, sunshine and diversity aboard their stylish Crystal Symphony.

Departing January 8, 2014 from Valparaiso, Chile, this fantastic 12-day voyage whisks guests to some of the most remote [...]

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It’s the best game you’ve probably never played. But if you’ve got an iPad, load this one up on your next Transatlantic flight and watch the hours roar by.

In 1997, a computer game called The Last Express was released rather quietly to an unsuspecting public. In fact, I only remember seeing it [...]

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Silver Explorer heads for Antarctica; new expedition ship named Silver Galapagos

If you’re looking for an expedition cruise that doesn’t compromise on luxury and style, it’s tough to beat the offerings from ultra-luxury line Silversea.

Sailing under their Silversea Expeditions brand is the intimate 132-guest Silver Explorer, which began her adventures for [...]

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Great Transatlantic Reads

On October 22, 2012 By

With seven straight days of crossing the Atlantic ahead of us as we board Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 this coming Sunday for our next Live Voyage Report, it only seems fitting to take a look at some of the books we’ve been reading to [...]

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